Facebook live from Erez Crossing

IDF Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration head broadcasts live from Erez crossing answering questions from Gaza web-surfers.

Mordechai Sones ,

Colonel Iyad Sarhan
Colonel Iyad Sarhan
COGAT Spokesman

IDF Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration head Colonel Iyad Sarhan held a live broadcast from the Erez Crossing near the Gaza Strip today via the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories' Facebook page.

During the broadcast, Serhan responded to questions from Gaza web surfers. Sarhan noted the importance of creating direct dialogue with residents, listening to their needs, and providing them with reliable and up-to-date information.

During the live broadcast, questions were received about daily needs of Gaza residents, including in the areas of agriculture, passage of goods, trade permits, travel abroad, and humanitarian medical treatment.

For example, Nabil, a merchant and businessman in the electricity sector in Gaza, asked whether his trade permit could be approved, which expired. "I hope that business is progressing properly. I'm always happy to hear about Gazan businesses in the electricity and energy fields that can contribute to developing the Gazan economy and improving the daily routine in Gaza. We checked your application and it was accepted by us, which we'll answer quickly."

In this context, the Liaison and Coordination Administration noted that "daily, through the Kerem Shalom crossing, 500 trucks loaded with goods and necessities for the Gazan economy, such as fuel, water, electricity, construction materials, food products, fruits and vegetables, wheat, agricultural products, hygiene products, and toys. Only over the past year, over 100,000 trucks passed through the Kerem Shalom crossing."

During the live broadcast, the Gaza District Coordinator responded to Ahmed, who asked why there is no joint work in the fields of agriculture and promoting the environment. "The Coordination Unit for Government Activities in the Territories invests great efforts in promoting agriculture," explained Colonel Sarhan. "Throughout the year, Gazan farmers enter Israel for professional training and international exhibitions, where they acquire innovative knowledge that enables them to promote Palestinian agriculture."

"The live broadcast we held this evening for the first time from the Gaza District Coordinating Office is a great example of respectable dialogue that allows us to speak directly to each other about issues related to our environment and our daily lives," concluded Col. Eyad Sarhan, "We'll continue to conduct additional live broadcasts from Judea and Samaria as well. Thanks to all viewers."